What does smuggle mean?

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ˈsmʌg əlsmug·gle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smuggleverb

    import or export without paying customs duties

    "She smuggled cigarettes across the border"


  1. smuggleverb

    To import or export, illicitly or by stealth, without paying lawful customs charges or duties

  2. smuggleverb

    To bring in surreptitiously

  3. smuggleverb

    To thrash or be thrashed by a bear's claws, or to swipe at or be swiped at by a person's arms in a bearlike manner.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To SMUGGLEverb

    To import or export goods without paying the customs.

    Etymology: smockelen, Dutch.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smuggleverb

    to import or export secretly, contrary to the law; to import or export without paying the duties imposed by law; as, to smuggle lace

  2. Smuggleverb

    fig.: To convey or introduce clandestinely

  3. Smuggleverb

    to import or export in violation of the customs laws

  4. Etymology: [Of Low German or Scand. origin; cf. LG. smuggeln, D. smokkelen, G. schmuggeln, Dan. smugle, Sw. smyga to introduce or convey secretly, Dan. i smug secretly, D. smuigen to eat in secret, AS. smgan to creep. See Smock.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Smuggle

    smug′l, v.t. to import or export without paying the legal duty: to convey secretly.—ns. Smugg′ler, one who smuggles: a vessel used in smuggling; Smugg′ling, defrauding the government of revenue by the evasion of custom-duties or excise-taxes. [Low Ger. smuggeln, cog. with Ger. schmuggeln; Dut. smuigen, to eat secretly.]

  2. Smuggle

    smug′l, v.t. to fondle, cuddle.

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  1. muggles, Muggles

  2. Muggles

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smuggle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smuggle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of smuggle in a Sentence

  1. Alejandro Mayorkas:

    And numbers could rise further, from confusion over recent court orders and as smuggle continue to peddle misinformation to make a profit: we are prepared.

  2. Texas DPS Director Steven McCraw:

    We're going to deploy strike teams of DPS special agents to conduct surveillance and look for these cloned vehicles, stolen vehicles that are staged along the highways used to smuggle people… and also identify stash houses, which is very important to disrupting Mexican cartel operations.

  3. Rani Amir:

    We don’t think it had another aim, the aim was to smuggle oil illegally from Iran to Syria.

  4. Twafik Alskir:

    A Russian-flagged oil tanker was captured this afternoon when it tried to smuggle oil off Zawara.

  5. Abu Abdulla:

    At least 100 drivers were killed trying to smuggle crude into Syria. Drivers are refusing to go because the smuggling route between Mosul and Syria has became a death trap.

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